Central Districts have had their share of ups and downs in Super Smash 2018-19, yet, taking into consideration the forthcoming contest as a must-win duel, one could expect them to prance hard onto the opponents which could secure them a seat in the finals versus the Northern Knights. Auckland, on the other hand, has been enjoying a five-match consecutive win streak and would probably aim to continue the same in the coming feud too. Here’s CD vs AUK Dream11 predictions featuring the Match Details, Squad Selections (Captain, Vice-Captain, Wicket-Keeper, Batsmen, Bowlers, All-Rounders) and Fantasy XI Picks for the forthcoming contest at Auckland.
CD vs AUK Dream11 Predictions, Super Smash 2018-19, Preliminary Final: Preview
Date: February 15, Friday.
Time: 8:40 AM IST, 4:10 PM LOCAL, 3:10 AM GMT.
Venue: Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.
Form Guide (Last Five Matches)
Central Districts: W-W-L-W-L
Squads to pick from
Auckland’s Predicted XI
Central Districts’ Predicted XI
Fantasy XI Suggestions
G Phillips would be the ideal fit for the wicket-keeper batsman’s position in accordance with his swashbuckling exhibitions in Super Smash 2018-19. In 9 matches played this season, the 22-year-old has amassed 167 runs while playing at an average and strike rate of 20.87 and 126.51 respectively. Also, he was instrumental behind 10 dismissals when guarding the stumps which furthermore cements his place in the Fantasy XI lineup.
George Worker and Josh Clarkson’s nerve-whacking knocks of 52 and 42 respectively in the recently concluded game against Auckland makes the duo one of the crucial picks for the forthcoming duel.
For the third and fourth positions, one could fill in the duo of T Bruce and W Young for their blistering performances in the concurrent edition of Super Smash league. While the former has amassed 308 runs when batting berserkly at an average and strike rate of 44.00 and 161.25 respectively, the latter on the other hand has aggregated a tally of 237 runs when maintaining a healthy average and strike rate of 29.62 and 130.93 respectively.
Ronnie Hira’s 3/22 in the lately concluded game against the Central Districts make him one of the probable candidates for CD vs AUK Dream11 lineup.
For the second and third options, one could consider bringing in the duo of B Tickner and B Wheeler for their congruous performances in the concurrent edition of Super Smash league wherein they have scalped 15 and 9 wickets while bowling at an economy of 8.13 and 8.25 respectively.
Mitchell McClenaghan has also delivered rib-tearing exhibitions on numerous instances in Super Smash 2018-19. In 8 matches, the left-arm pacer has belted a tally of 15 wickets when bowling at an average and economy of 15.80 and 9.00 respectively. Thus, he too becomes a vital induction for CD vs AUK Dream11 team.
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D Foxcroft and D Grobbelaar’s astounding performances in Super Smash 2018-19 makes the duo a must selection for CD vs AUK Dream11 unit.
While the former has amassed 203 runs when playing at an average and strike rate of 29.00 and 124.53 respectively, the latter on the other hand has been phenomenal with the ball and accumulated 6 scalpings in 7 T20 appearances when bowling at an average and economy of 28.16 and 7.34 respectively.
Captain & Vice-Captain
Tom Bruce’s consistent performances in the ongoing season of Super Smash league makes him one of the favorite picks for the skipper’s position. If not Tom Bruce, then one could opt-in between the trio of D Foxcroft, G Worker, and B Tickner as they too have rendered quite a few quintessential performances in the recently concluded duels.
CD vs AUK Dream11 Team
G Phillips (wk), T Bruce (c), G Worker, W Young, J Clarkson, D Foxcroft (vc), D Grobbelaar, B Tickner, R Hira, M McClenaghan, B Wheeler.
CD vs AUK Dream11 Final Prediction
Going by the numbers and the current form of players, one could expect Auckland to emerge meritorious in the much-coveted duel. Although, they might receive a fierce competition from Central Districts, still, one could certainly expect the former to outshine the likes of the latter by hefty margins.
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